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Archive April 2012

The ‘African Men–Hollywood stereotypes’ video, positive news and ‘Brand Africa’

Apr28

As much as I tried, I can’t seem to like the new video by San Francisco-based NGO Mama Hope.

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Africa: The Land Matrix

The Land Matrix is an online public database of large-scale land deals.

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Nigeria: media under siege as Boko Haram bombs Thisday, Sun, the Moment

For the first time since it began a series of deadly bomb attacks, the Boko Haram sect yesterday turned its attention to the media.

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One man, two wars, one guilty verdict

Much has changed since I covered the first day of Charles Taylor’s trial for Pambazuka News on June 4, 2007.

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Taylor’s war crimes conviction sends powerful message

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations is rejoicing over the conviction of a former head of state for committing crimes against humanity, specifically involving the recruitment of child soldiers.

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Sierra Leone still suffers legacy of child soldiers

FREETOWN, Apr 25  – When the verdict against Liberia’s former President Charles Taylor for war crimes in Sierra Leone is handed down on Thursday, it will be of no help to the many former combatants of the country’s brutal civil war who have not been reintegrated into society.

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